Antena-Camino del Sol

This reissue of Antena’s 1982 record Camino del Sol by Ollie faves the Numero Group is well worth checking out. Antena first appeared on my, ahem, radar when Flaccidtrax gave me a stolen copy of the Permanent Vacation Todd Terje/Joakim split. Terje’s version is the most faithful to the original, bringing out the drums and extending the track to nine minutes.

Our boy Joakim takes a micro sample and essentially makes a big Blockbuster techno track in the Carl Craig/Planet E vein. There are seagulls sampled but a seaside weekend it aint.

The original album can be described as an electronic bossa nova record. At times it’s almost as shit as that promises to be -after all I’m sure we can all remember the tinned bossa nova that comes out of a Casio Keyboard when a year 9 music class get bored- but more often the electronic touches lend the songs an appealing weirdness…even when they’re lounge super-classics like Jobim’s Girl from Ipanema.

Anyway, i might play something from it a week saturday if it’s a sunny day.


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